Complete Studio Ghibli Japanese animation film series at the Loft (May 11 to August 2)

herzog-main-2“In collaboration with GKIDS, The Loft Cinema is pleased to present the return of our smash-hit retrospective of films from Japan’s famed Studio Ghibli animation house, featuring all 22 films from the Studio Ghibli catalog! Don’t miss your chance to see some of the greatest animated films of all time, including such beloved favorites as My Neighbor Totoro, Spirited Away and Castle in the Sky, as well as more recent classics, including The Tale of the Princess Kaguya,  The Wind Rises and When Marnie Was There, on the big screen! Most films will be presented in both subtitled and English dubbed versions.Films in the series will play at least once a day. We guarantee that films with a Wednesday start date will play Thursday at 7PM and Saturday at Noon, and films with a Sunday start date will play Sunday at Noon and Tuesday at 7PM. More showtimes will be added on a weekly basis.General admission series passes may be purchased HERE, and series passes for Loft Members and kids under 12 may be purchased HERE!”  Loft Cinema is at 3233 E. Speedway Blvd. Tucson.

The schedule is as follows:
May 11 – May 14: Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind
May 15 – May 17: Grave of the Fireflies
May 18 – May 21: Princess Mononoke
May 22 – May 24: My Neighbors the Yamadas
May 25 – May 31: Spirited Away
June 1 – June 4: Castle in the Sky
June 5 – June 7: Whisper of the Heart
June 8 – June 11: The Secret World of Arietty
June 12 – June 14: Only Yesterday
June 15 – June 18: Porco Rosso
June 19 – June 21: Pom Poko
June 22 – June 25: Howl’s Moving Castle
June 26 – June 28: From Up on Poppy Hill
June 29 – July 5: My Neighbor Totoro
July 6 – July 9: Tales from Earthsea
July 10 – July 12: Ocean Waves
July 13 – July 16: Kiki’s Delivery Service
July 17 – July 19: The Tale of the Princess Kaguya
July 20 – July 23: Ponyo
July 24 – July 26: When Marnie Was There
July 27 – July 30: The Cat Returns
July 31 – August 2: The Wind Rises 
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Carolyn Classen
Carolyn Sugiyama Classen, a life long Democrat, was born & raised in the State of Hawaii, was a Legislative Aide for U.S. Senator Daniel K. Inouye on Capitol Hill, and practiced law for a while. In Tucson she worked as a tribal staff attorney for the Pascua Yaqui Tribe and later was the Interim Executive Director of the now defunct Domestic Violence Commission. In 2008 she became a “My Tucson” guest columnist for the Tucson Citizen newspaper, then continued blogging for for over four and a half years. Her blogsite was entitled “Carolyn’s Community” about community events and some political news, until Gannett Publishing shut down the site on January 31, 2014. She started with Blog for Arizona on Feb. 11, 2014. Part time she has been sitting as a Hearing Officer in Pima County Consolidated Justice Courts Small Claims Division since April, 2005. She is married to University of Arizona Distinguished Professor Albrecht Classen, a native of Germany. They have one son, who lives in Seattle, WA with his wife and daughter. She is also the Editor of the Southern Arizona Japanese Cultural Coalition website, (since Jan. 2013).